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May 27, 2020

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I am so excited to announce that through my affiliation with Gifted Travel Network (GTN), I am now a member of Belmond’s Bellini Club.

Before I say anything more about Bellinis, I just have to give a toast and salute to Gifted Travel Network. Even while the world is shuttered, their leadership and our community have buoyed and guided so many in the industry. Their example has been invaluable. And their vision manifested here delights me because now I can offer you truly delicious opportunities.

Membership to the Bellini Club gives Premier Wellness Travel access to very generous benefits – and of course, I’m here to pass those onto YOU to ensure you experience outstanding and original holidays!

For discerning travelers, Belmond offers so many truly remarkable travel opportunities around the globe. Formerly Orient-Express, Belmond has a fabled and celebrated history offering luxurious, sophisticated experiences. Their story began with the romance of reconstituting a single train – the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, famous in film and literature.

Now Belmond encompasses trains, hotels, resorts, restaurants, safaris, river cruises and tours in 21 countries, including many of the most famed destinations in the world. Hotels such as La Residencia in Mallorca, Casa de Sierra Nevada in San Miguel de Allende, La Samanna in St. Martin and Cap Julica in Anguilla. And of course, the trains like the Andean Explorer in Peru and the Grand Hibernian in Ireland. See below for more highlights.

Here’s what’s in it for you ::

  • Complimentary upgrade upon arrival at time of check-in, based on availability

  • Buffet or full breakfast for two guests, daily

  • Fully flexible hotel or resort credit up to $200 per stay

  • $500 gift voucher for future travel when purchasing an experience of $5,000

  • VIP recognition by property management and staff

  • Special in-room welcome amenity

  • Complimentary internet access

  • Top-of-the-waitlist priority for high demand properties and experiences

We’ll also be able to access the premium level of contact and service. For example,

  • Advance notice of private sales, promotions and offers before they are published (and potentially sold-out).

  • Direct access to general managers for each property.

  • A dedicated Bellini Concierge, who works exclusively with me for your customer service needs, desires and questions.

  • First priority on waitlists.

We’re not going too far right now, but as the world heals and re-opens you can access all of this goodness by booking a consultation with me right here.

Meanwhile, dream. Here is a stunning magazine from Belmond that’ll get you into vacation mode right from your own patio.

I love the essay On the Importance of Being Idle, the piece on Morning Routines, and, as a proud hostess, especially Sense of Occasion.

Click on the image to download and enjoy this weekend! Like Rick tells the Captain in Casablanca, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

governor’s Residence

There’s an air of calm throughout this property in Myanmar. Stretch out beside the fan-shaped swimming pool, or relax in the Governor’s Oasis spa. Dusk is the perfect time to enjoy our famous “Mandalay Sour” cocktail, before a dinner served alfresco by candlelight.

Hotel Cipriani

Welcome to your Italian fantasy; a timeless place where elegance and charm are found in every detail. Transport yourself into a realm of vintage glamour that knows no bounds. Order a Bellini at Gabbiano Bar, then savour slowly as you gaze across the lagoon.

Cadogan Hotel

If walls could talk, these would have some captivating stories to tell. This address has long been a playground for socialites and bohemians like Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry. Celebrating their past and heritage while offering modern, understated luxury, this is London living perfected.

Royal ScotsMaN Train

Riding Belmond Royal Scotsman is one of those pinch-me moments and at the top of my bucket list. Ranking among the world’s most luxurious trains, mahogany-clad cars marry Edwardian elegance with the comforts of a country house. Ten intricately designed carriages, including the sublime Bamford Spa, form a palace on wheels.

Eagle Island Lodge

This lodge brings timeless luxury to the Botswana wetlands. High-ceilinged tented rooms flood with light; each has a plunge pool and oversized bed with views of the Delta. Get closer to the wildlife of this UNESCO World Heritage Site—silently glide past hippos in a canoe as fish eagles soar overhead.
Okavango Delta

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities. With the most storied set of carriages in the world, this trip will transport you back in time. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomizes the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.
London Paris Venice

Afloat in France

Relish every moment of your journey as you glide along on one of seven luxurious barges. Relax in stylish comfort and dine on sensational cuisine as you drift along picturesque riverbanks, then moor for tailor-made excursions. Itineraries range from truffle hunting to hot air ballooning and horse-riding.
Various rivers in France

Which Belmond hotel or destination do you want to experience first?

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